While I’m sure that this will be a very difficult Christmas for the Hendrickson family, their generosity in making sure that Richard’s collection remains available is a wonderful gift to us all. Thanks to them (and those who have helped make this possible) and I wish them the very best Christmas possible.
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What an extraordinary gift and legacy to the Hendrickson Family!
Merry Christmas Mrs. Hendrickson,
On Tuesday, December 23, 2014 11:33 AM, "Tony Thompson email@example.com [STMFC]" <STMFC@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
The entirety of Richard Hendrickson's photo collection, heavily oriented toward freight cars (and the Santa Fe) has now been transferred to the California State Railroad Museum, along with most of his books, including ORER and Cyclopedia copies, his sets of freight car diagrams from a variety of railroads, and his many folders of research; notes. How soon the material may be accessible depends on CSRM archive recording and placement for use, but I would assume not excessively long.
I did not attempt to count the photo collection. Richard said more than once that it exceeded 30,000 photos, and having had it in my garage for awhile, I am sure that was no exaggeration. I believe it to be an unequalled research resource for freight cars, and it will now be accessible into the future.
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